Category Archives: Cycling

The RDU Solution: Let’s think big

Several years ago, when Keith Nealson was a ranger at Umstead State Park, I nearly had him talked into a canoe trip down Crabtree Creek through the park. Alas, he transferred (he’s now the superintendent of Eno River State Park) and the trip never advanced beyond talk. read more

Your weekend: Night hike, fun run, bike with the stars

Raccoons love the night life. Photo courtesy dailyraccoons.tumblr.com
Raccoons love the night life. Photo courtesy dailyraccoons.tumblr.com

Another gorgeous fall weekend is on tap, one good for a night hike, a fun run or a mountain road ride with the best in the cycling business.

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As daylight continues to dwindle, so, we assume, do our opportunities for outdoor adventure, especially during the work week. But did you know that not all of the natural world goes to sleep when the sun goes down? In fact, for some, sunset means it’s time to rise and shine. read more

Your weekend: Go (run) and jump in a lake

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Labor Day weekend — the last hurrah of summer. Make sure you make the most of it.

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Any event of athletic endurance should end with a flourish. Few end with the flourish of the Go Jump in the Lake 5K, 10K and 15 K in Boiling Springs. read more

Your weekend: Have an adventure that sizzles

Walking around Smith Creek Lake (photo: SirBikesALot.com)
Walking around Smith Creek Lake (photo: SirBikesALot.com)

Another hot summer weekend is on tap. Appropriately, we have some hot ideas on how to spend it.

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A lot of folks like the idea of going on a group hike or walk. Trouble is, the vast majority are long and geared toward more advanced hikers. The opportunities to test the trail waters on shorter, friendly hikes are few. read more

Your weekend: Make a date for Adventure with Dad

Andy & Opie: Fishin' with Dad
Andy & Opie: Fishin’ with Dad

Father’s Day is Sunday. A thought or three on how to appropriately celebrate this weekend.

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Perhaps you’re conflicted about what to do with Dad this weekend. On the one hand, he likes a good challenge. On the other, he likes to kick back and relax. What to do, what to do? read more